verb (balanc, ing)
- A pair of scales.
- (uncountable) equilibrium, Equilibrium in movement.
- (uncountable) support, Support for both viewpoints, substances etc or neither; neutrality.
- A list accounting for the debits on one side, and for the credits on the other
- (transitive) to make (items) weigh up.
- (transitive) (figurative) to make (concepts) agree.
- (transitive) to hold (an object or objects) precariously.
- (transitive) to make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond.
- (intransitive) to be in equilibrium.
- (intransitive) to have matching credits and debits.
- An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.
- A branch office of such an institution
- A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.
- blood bank
- sperm bank
- data bank
- A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.
- a of switches
- An edge of river or other watercourse.
- (nautical) An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shallow area of shifting sand, gravel, mud, and so forth (for example, a sandbank or mudbank).
- An embankment.
- (context, aviation) The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn.
- A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard.
- (context, intransitive, aircraft) To roll or incline laterally in order to turn.
- (context, intransitive) To deal with a bank or financial institution.
- He banked with Barclays.
- (context, transitive) To put into a .
- I'm going to the money.
- (context, transitive) To cause (an aircraft) to .
- (context, transitive) To form into a or heap, to bank up.
- (context, transitive) To cover the embers of a fire with ashes in order to retain heat.
- (countable) A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.
verb (barrel, l, ed)
- a cracker
- The quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons.
- 1882: Again, by 28 Hen. VIII, cap. 14, it is re-enacted that the tun of wine should contain 252 gallons, a butt of Malmsey 126 gallons, a pipe 126 gallons, a tercian or puncheon 84 gallons, a hogshead 63 gallons, a tierce 41 gallons, a barrel 31.5 gallons, a rundlet 18.5 gallons. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 205.
- 1882: 23 Hen. VIII, cap. 4... The barrel of beer is to hold 36 gallons, the kilderkin 18 gallons the firkin 9. But the barrel, kilderkin, and firkin of ale are to contain 32, 16, and 8 gallons. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 205.
- A solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case;
- ''the of a windlass; the barrel of a watch, within which the spring is coiled.
- A metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.
- (obsolete) A jar. Obs. 1 Kings xvii. 12.
- (archaic) A tube.
- (zoology) The hollow basal part of a feather.
- (music) The part of a clarinet which connects the mouthpiece and upper joint, and looks rather like a barrel (1).
- (context, idiomatic, surfing) A wave that breaks with a hollow compartment.
- (context, US, specifically, _, New England) A waste receptacle.
- Throw it away in the trash .
- The ribs and belly of a horse or pony.
- to move quickly or in an uncontrolled manner
- He came barrelling around the corner and I almost hit him.
verb (beats, beating, beat, beaten)
- A pulsation or throb.
- A pulse on the beat level, the metric level at which pulses are heard as the basic unit. Thus a beat is the basic time unit of a piece.
- A rhythm.
- A pause with the camera focused on one shot, often a characters face (often used in screenplays/teleplays).
- The route of a patrol by a guard or officer as in walk the beat.
- In newspapering, the primary focus of a reporter's stories (such as police/courts, education, city government, business, etc.).
- A small part of a dramatic play.
- To hit; to knock; to pound; to strike.
- As soon as she heard the news, she went into a rage and the wall with her fists until her knuckles bled.
- To strike or pound repeatedly, usually in some sort of rhythm.
- He danced hypnotically while she the atabaque.
- To win against; to defeat; to do better than, outdo, or excel someone in a particular, competitive event.
- Jessica had little trouble beating John in tennis. He lost five games in a row.
- No matter how quickly Joe finished his test, Roger always him.
- (context, intransitive, nautical) To sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
- To mix food in a rapid fashion. cf. whip.
- Beat the eggs and whip the cream.
- (gay slang) fabulous
- Her makeup was beat!
- After the long day, she was feeling completely .
- A leap year; A year having an extra day.
- Having an extra day (of a leap year).
- A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
verb (bridg, ing)
- The rope crosses the river.
- (anatomy) The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
- Rugby players often break the of their noses.
- (dentistry) A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent tooth, teeth.
- The dentist pulled out the decayed tooth and put in a .
- (nautical) An elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.
- The first officer is on the .
- (music) The piece, on string instruments, that support the strings from the sounding board.
- (computing) A device which connects two or more computer bus, buses, typically in a transparent manner.
- This chip is the between the front-side bus and the I/O bus.
- (communication) A system which connects two or more LAN, local area networks at layer 2.
- The LAN uses a spanning tree algorithm.
- (music) A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
- The lyrics in the song's inverted its meaning.
- (chemistry) A valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
- (electronics) An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
- (electronics) Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
- (billiards, snooker, pool) A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
- To be or make a bridge over something.
- With enough cable, we can this gorge.
- (idiomatic) To span as if with a bridge.
- The two groups were able to their differences.
- A knob or disc that is passed through a slit (buttonhole) in the adjacent material, serving as a fastener.
- April fastened the buttons of her overcoat to keep out the wind.
- A mechanical device meant to be pressed with a finger in order to open or close an electric circuit or to activate a mechanism.
- Pat pushed the marked "shred" on the blender.
- (computing) In computer software, an on-screen control that can be selected as an activator of an attached function.
- Click the that looks like a house to return to your browser's home page.
- A badge worn on clothes, fixed with a pin through the fabric.
- The politician wore a bright yellow with the slogan "Vote Smart" emblazoned on it.
- (botany) A bud.
- (slang) The clitoris.
- (curling) The center (bullseye) of the house.
- (fencing) The soft circular tip at the end of a foil.
- (poker) A plastic disk used to represent the person in last position in a poker game; also dealer's .
- (poker) The player who is last to act, who possesses the button.
- (transitive) To fasten with a button.